Embassy of Switzerland - Foreign Interests Section

Foreign Interests Section
Foreign Interests Section © FDFA

In the absence of diplomatic or consular relations of the United States of America with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Swiss government, acting through its Embassy in Tehran, serves as the Protecting Power of the USA in Iran since 21 May 1980. The Swiss Embassy's Foreign Interests Section provides consular services to U.S. citizens living in or travelling to Iran.

Covid-19 Information

As of 12:01 AM EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 AM EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Any consular services require a prior appointment. To make an appointment please call the Foreign Interests Section , from Sunday to Thursday between 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

Please make sure to be on time for your appointment; late arrivals or no shows need to make a new appointment. If you have to cancel your appointment please inform this section at least 24 hours in advance.

U.S. passport holders living in Iran are kindly invited to register at this office and to keep their contact information updated. 

The following consular services cannot be provided

The Foreign Interests Section is not authorized to perform any immigration services (visas, green cards etc.).

For information on U.S. immigration matters please refer to the following link

U.S. Immigration Affairs (visa, green card etc.)

Please feel free to contact us for any further information.